HTML5 has a bunch of new features, but the spec won't become an official "W3C Recommendation" until about 2022 or so. A lot of the features of the specification, however, are already being implemented in browsers. "Which features, and in which browsers?", you ask? That's where the Modernizr library comes in.
I just put together a quick single-purpose drupal site for one of the researchers here at BioSynC (Torsten Dikow), and thought I'd do a walkthrough of that project here.
He had a database of specimen data that he wanted to put up on a drupal site with a filterable google map showing where the specimens were collected.
For the import, I used the Node Import module and had Torsten send me a CSV file exported from his database. (Any delimited flat text file would work.) And for the mapping, I used the GMap module and Location module.
Click through to the full post for the end result and the step-by-step instructions.
Just submitted some code to allow PhyloWidget to get EOL Images, and currently working on getting it to load the EOL classification tree. Here are some screen shots of the two working together, showing the EOL primates tree and images: